“Imagination is not only the uniquely human capacity to envision that which is not,
and therefore the fount of all invention and innovation.”
~ J.K. Rowling,
Novelist, Screenwriter & Philanthropist
“For a successful entrepreneur it can mean extreme wealth.
But, with extreme wealth comes extreme responsibility.
And the responsibility for me is to invest in creating new businesses, create jobs, employ people,
and to put money aside to tackle issues where we can make a difference.”
~ Sir Richard Charles Nicholas Branson,
Business Magnate & Investor, Philanthropist, & Founder of Virgin Group
“It is your passion that empowers you
to be able to do that thing you were created to do.”
~ T. D. Jakes, Sr.,
Bishop/Chief Pastor of The Potter’s House,
Author, Talk Show Host & Filmmaker
“Ask, Believe, Receive –
just three simple steps to create what you want.
However, very often the second step, believe,
can be the most difficult one.
And yet it is the greatest step you will ever take.
Believing contains no doubt.
Believing does not waiver.
Believing is absolute faith.
Believing remains steadfast
despite what is happening in the outside world.
When you master believing,
you have mastered your life.”
~ Rhonda Byrne,
Author, Television Writer & Producer
“To fulfill a dream, to be allowed to sweat over lonely labor,
to be given a chance to create, is the meat and potatoes of life.
The money is the gravy.”
~ Bette Davis,
Film, Television & Theater Actress
“It’s true, Christmas can feel like a lot of work, particularly for mothers.
But when you look back on all the Christmases in your life,
you’ll find you’ve created family traditions and lasting memories.
Those memories, good and bad, are really what help
to keep a family together over the long haul.”
~ Caroline Kennedy,
Author, Attorney, Diplomat &
United States Ambassador to Japan
“Community service has taught me all kinds of skills and increased my confidence.
You go out there and think on your feet, work with others and create something from nothing.
That’s what life’s all about.”
~ Andrew Shue,
Actor, Co-Founder of Do Something & CafeMom
“3 Tips to Build Your Company to Be Sold
1. Build a company/product that solves a real problem.
2. Figure out growth strategy
3. Be lean.“
~ Chinedu Echeruo,
Founder & CEO of Gigameet,
Founder of Hopstop & Tripology,
Investment Bank Analyst & Hedge Fund Analyst
“The mind is not a vessel to be filled,
but a fire to be kindled.”
a.k.a ucius Mestrius Plutarchus,
Historian, Priest, Ambassador, Magistrate, Biographer & Essayist
“The single most powerful asset we have is our mind.
If trained well, it can create enormous wealth.”
~ Robert Toru Kiyosaki,
Investor, Businessman, Author, Speaker,
Financial Literacy Activist & Commentator
“A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve,
not by the desire to beat others.”
~ Ayn Rand
a.k.a Alisa Zinov’yevna Rosenbaum,
Novelist, Philosopher, Playwright & Screenwriter.
“The cycle of creativity is only complete
when your work goes out into the world.”
~ Marc Zegans,
Creative Development Advisor
“You can play any part –
be it a rich man or a poor man,
a beggar or a thief,
the known or unknown –
once you know they are only parts,
only states of consciousness.
But if you don’t know this,
and are not willing to
give up your present state,
you will remain there,
looking at your desire
and not from it.
You can become
what you would like to be
in the twinkle of an eye
by the simple act of assumption.”
~ Neville Goddard
“Your future is co-created out of what you do today.
Do you act from fear or faith? You get to choose.”
~ Dr. Joe ‘Mr. Fire’ Vitale,
Author & President of Hypnotic Marketing, Inc
“Don’t settle for average. You were made for greatness.”
~ Victoria Osteen,
Co-Pastor, Author, Philanthropist &
Founder, Lakewood Church Women’s Ministry
“Build your business success around something that you love—
something that is inherently and endlessly interesting to you.”
~ Martha Stewart,
Entrepreneur, Writer, Television Host,
Founder of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia & former Fashion Model
“You create your opportunities by asking for them.”
~ Shakti Gawain,
“The best way to predict your future is to create it”
~ Peter F. Drucker,
Management Consultant & Professor
“When it all comes together, a creative life has the nourishing power
we normally associated with food, love, and faith.”
~ Twyla Tharp,
Author & Choreographer
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“There were periods of my life
when a lot of people didn’t believe in me.
I still had faith in myself.
I really had to ask myself life questions.
Where do I see myself in five years?
Create a ladder for yourself,
and walk up the steps. Climb that ladder.”
a.k.a Stacy Ann Ferguson ,
Singer, Songwriter, Rapper, Actress & Fashion Designer,
American Music Award, amfAR Inspiration Gala Awards (3),
ASCAP Awards (6), Billboard Music Awards (8), FiFi Award
Footwear News Achievement Award, Glamour Award & Grammy Awards (8)
“Happiness lies in the joy of achievement
and the thrill of creative effort.”
~ Franklin Delano Roosevelt,
Statesman & 32nd President of the United States (3.4.1933 – 4.12. 1945)
“People generally fall into one of three groups:
the few who make things happen,
the many who watch things happen,
and the overwhelming majority who have no notion of what happens.
Every person is either a creator of fact
or a creature of circumstance.
He either puts color into his environment,
or, like a chameleon, takes color from his environment.”
~ Myles Munroe,
Inspirational / Motivational Speaker,
Founder of Bahamas Faith Ministries International (BFMI),
Founder of Myles Munroe International (MMI),
CEO & Chairman of International Third World Leaders Association,
President of the International Leadership Training Institute &
“There is a Fountain of Youth:
It is your mind, your talents, the creativity
you bring to your life
and the lives of the people you love.
When you learn to tap this source,
you will truly have defeated age.”
~ Sophia Loren
a.k.a Sofia Villani Scicolone,
Actress, Best Foreign Actress BAFTA Award winner,
Best Actress Academy Award winner, César Award winner,
Golden Ariel Award winner, and Grammy Award-winner
“Learning never exhausts the mind.”
~ Leonardo da Vinci,
Polymath: Painter, Sculptor, Architect, Musician,
Mathematician, Engineer, Inventor, Anatomist,
Geologist, Cartographer, Botanist, & Writer
“I do what I call ‘fixed-schedule productivity’.
I start with the deadline that my day ends at 5:30 p.m.
and create an ideal schedule based on my priorities.
Then, I work backwards to make everything fit —
ruthlessly culling obligations, turning people down,
becoming hard to reach, and shedding marginally useful tasks
along the way. My experience in trying to make that fixed schedule
a reality forces any number of really smart and
useful in-the-moment productivity decisions.”
~ Cal Newport,
Author, So Good They Can’t Ignore You